Cyberpunk 2077’s delay will also push back multiplayer and DLC expansions
Post-release content will be “proportionately” delayed
Cyberpunk 2077’s latest two-month delay will also push back the release of its post-release DLC expansions and multiplayer mode.
That’s according to CD Projekt Red’s VP of business development Michał Nowakowski, who told investors in a conference call on Thursday that Cyberpunk 2077’s post-release content would likely be “proportionately” delayed.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed to November 19. It marks a second delay for the game this year, after it slipped from its originally targeted April release to September.
“We haven’t specifically mentioned the number of DLCs – we prefer to call them expansions as they’re bigger than typical DLCs – but of course the fact that the launch of CP77 has been moved will proportionately move the release of such potential expansions,” Nowakowski said in Thursday’s call.
“We haven’t made any specific announcement on when that’s planned, but since these are actually being developed, these are not any pieces we keep in the drawer, so to speak. They will first have to be made.
“When it comes to multiplayer, similarly to the expansions, its launch is going to be proportionately delayed as well, although multiplayer is a bit more distant – so it’s a matter for the future anyway”
The Polish company has previously said that the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer game wasn’t likely to arrive before 2022.
CD Projekt has previously suggested that Cyberpunk 2077’s DLC and story expansions would be announced before the game’s release, as it did with The Witcher 3.
It’s also confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will have “no less DLC than The Witcher 3 had,” suggests the sci-fi title will receive content equivalent to or bigger than two full story expansions and 16 DLC packs.
Nowakowski reiterated in Thursday’s investor call that it wouldn’t be long before it officially detailed its post-release content plans.
“In terms of the number of expansions planned after CP, I would not assume anything until we’ve actually announced that number – you will have to be a bit more patient; that piece of news is going to come at some point, probably not too far from now, but this is part of our marketing campaign to reveal it at some point,” he said.
CD Projekt president Adam Kiciński added: “The delay doesn’t change any plans regarding further content – maybe dates, but not the number of planned expansions. And saying ‘expect not less’ is a codeword for ‘you might expect a bit more’.”
In the same call, the developer said it intends to release the “proper, full-blown next-gen version” of Cyberpunk 2077 in 2021 – and it will be free for both Xbox One and PS4 owners of the game.
CD Projekt Red’s Night City Wire stream will take place on June 25 and provide a new look at the much-anticipated open-world game.